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Yeovil Literary Prize Closing date: 31st May 2018. Entry fee: £12. Prizes: £1,000, £250 and £100. Looking for: Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words). Website: www.yeovilprize.co.uk Wundor Short Fiction Contest 2018 Closing date:  31st May 2018. Prizes: Winner receives £500. The winner and two runners up will have an extract of their work published on the Wundor website. Their work will be strongly considered for publication in print, in which case a publishing contract will be offered. Entry fee: £10 per entry. Looking for: The competition is open to novellas, short stories or pieces of flash fiction. The word count of your submission should be no greater than 45,000 words. Email: enquiries@wundoreditions.com Website: http://www.wundoreditions.com/short-fiction-contest-2018.html Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award  Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes:  1st prize - £1,000 plus up to a year's mentoring from The Literary Consultancy through their Chapter & Verse mentoring scheme (worth £2,340), a short, written report on the winning entry from the named judge. Looking for: First 5,000-8,000 words of an unpublished debut novel for this novel competition organised by the Bridport Prize, plus a synopsis of 300 words maximum. Entry fee: £20 for each novel submitted. Website: http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/peggy-chapman-andrews-award-first-novel The First Novel Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: 1st - £1,000; 2nd - £250; 3rd - £100. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: Original, unpublished novels for adult readers in any genre up to 50,000 words. Further info: To enter send the novel and a synopsis in the same document. Website: www.firstnovel.co.uk The Sunday Times/ Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award Closing date: 8th June 2018. Prizes: £5,000. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for:  a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by a British or Irish author aged 18-35 years. Other prizes available. See website for further information. Website: http://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Fiction/Sunday-Times-PFD Impress Prize for New Writers (Launching 1st May 18) Closing date: 28th June 2018. Prizes: Publication by Impress, £500 advance. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: Full-length debuts from unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers. Submit book proposal and sample chapter totalling no more than 6,000 words. Email: rachelreirnpress-books.co.uk Website: www.impress-books.co.uk Commonwealth Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize 2018 Closing date: 29th June 2018. Prizes: £1,000, plus mentoring from Marjacq Scripts Ltd, Arvon course; £500 for runner up. Entry fee: £10. Further info: YA/Children's novels which embrace ethnic diversity, by previously unpublished authors. Email: ya@cultureword.org.uk Website: http://www.ihaveadream.org.uk/about/ The Bluepencilagency First Novel Award Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: £1000, £250 and editorial report. Entry fee: £20 Looking for: first chapter of your novel up to 5000 words along with a 300 word synopsis and cover letter with details on your writing career. Website: https://bluepencilagency.com/first-novel-award-2018/ North Street Book Prize Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize winner: $3,000; Top winner in each category $1,000; Honorable mention in each category $250. Entry fee: $60. Looking for: Self-published books in three categories: general fiction, young adult fiction, creative non-fiction & memoir. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: https://winningwriters.com/north Wells Festival of Literature - Books for Children Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: Top prize -  £750 plus a 121 critique by the judge. Entry fee: £6.00. Further details: Maximum words: Not stated. Website:http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ The Staunch Book Prize Closing date: 15th July 2018. Prize: £2,000. Entry fee: £20. Looking for: Novels (traditionally published, self-published or not yet published) in the thriller genre in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered. Submit first 5,000. Website: https://staunchbookprize.submittable.com/submissions Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Novel/Novella Prize Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1 year's free mentoring worth £1,000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract. Entry fee: £12 per novel. Looking for: Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction). Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form on the website. Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/annual-debut-novel-or-novella-prize New Voices Competition Closing date: 14th September 2018. Prizes: Start Up mentoring package worth £550.00 Entry fee: £10. Looking for: First page of a novel and a one-page synopsis by a first-time writer. Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk Website: http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/new-voices-competition/ Grindstone International Novel Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £1,000; Runner Up: £100. The short list entries will be published in the year- end Anthology.. Entry fee: £20.00. Looking for: The opening chapter(s) of your novel, up to 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Bracken Bower Prize Business Book of the Year Award Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £15,000. Free entry. Looking for: Best proposal for a business book on the challenges and opportunities for growth from a writer under 35. No longer than 5,000 words. Website: https://www.ft.com/brackenbower Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Children’s Novel Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Also the winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors, at a special event held in London. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Looking for: 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels for children or YA readers, of at least 15,000 words in length (not including the title). Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-fiction-awards-childrens-novel-competition/   Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Novella Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £1,000, plus co-publication by Mslexia and leading independent publisher Galley Beggar Press. The winner will have the opportunity to have their novella published by Mslexia and Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £15 per novella extract. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes unpublished fiction for adults or YA readers, of between 10,000 and 40,000 words in length (not including the title) in any genre. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-novella-competition-2018/ Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Entry fee: £10. Optional critique: £25. Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner's up prize of £200. Email: entry@flash500.com Further info: The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing. Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.html Spotlight First Novel Competition Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: Professional input worth up £1270.00 plus comprehensive mentoring. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: A one-page synopsis and the first page of your novel. Website:http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/spotlight-1st-novel/
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Yeovil Literary Prize Closing date: 31st May 2018. Entry fee: £12. Prizes: £1,000, £250 and £100. Looking for: Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words). Website: www.yeovilprize.co.uk Wundor Short Fiction Contest 2018 Closing date:  31st May 2018. Prizes: Winner receives £500. The winner and two runners up will have an extract of their work published on the Wundor website. Their work will be strongly considered for publication in print, in which case a publishing contract will be offered. Entry fee: £10 per entry. Looking for: The competition is open to novellas, short stories or pieces of flash fiction. The word count of your submission should be no greater than 45,000 words. Email: enquiries@wundoreditions.com Website: http://www.wundoreditions.com/short-fiction- contest-2018.html Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award  Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes:  1st prize - £1,000 plus up to a year's mentoring from The Literary Consultancy through their Chapter & Verse mentoring scheme (worth £2,340), a short, written report on the winning entry from the named judge. Looking for: First 5,000-8,000 words of an unpublished debut novel for this novel competition organised by the Bridport Prize, plus a synopsis of 300 words maximum. Entry fee: £20 for each novel submitted. Website: http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/peggy-chapman- andrews-award-first-novel The First Novel Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: 1st - £1,000; 2nd - £250; 3rd - £100. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: Original, unpublished novels for adult readers in any genre up to 50,000 words. Further info: To enter send the novel and a synopsis in the same document. Website: www.firstnovel.co.uk The Sunday Times/ Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award Closing date: 8th June 2018. Prizes: £5,000. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for:  a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by a British or Irish author aged 18-35 years. Other prizes available. See website for further information. Website: http://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Fiction/Sunday-Times- PFD Impress Prize for New Writers (Launching 1st May 18) Closing date: 28th June 2018. Prizes: Publication by Impress, £500 advance. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: Full-length debuts from unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers. Submit book proposal and sample chapter totalling no more than 6,000 words. Email: rachelreirnpress-books.co.uk Website: www.impress-books.co.uk Commonwealth Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize 2018 Closing date: 29th June 2018. Prizes: £1,000, plus mentoring from Marjacq Scripts Ltd, Arvon course; £500 for runner up. Entry fee: £10. Further info: YA/Children's novels which embrace ethnic diversity, by previously unpublished authors. Email: ya@cultureword.org.uk Website: http://www.ihaveadream.org.uk/about/ The Bluepencilagency First Novel Award Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: £1000, £250 and editorial report. Entry fee: £20 Looking for: first chapter of your novel up to 5000 words along with a 300 word synopsis and cover letter with details on your writing career. Website: https://bluepencilagency.com/first-novel-award- 2018/ North Street Book Prize Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize winner: $3,000; Top winner in each category $1,000; Honorable mention in each category $250. Entry fee: $60. Looking for: Self-published books in three categories: general fiction, young adult fiction, creative non-fiction & memoir. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: https://winningwriters.com/north Wells Festival of Literature - Books for Children Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: Top prize -  £750 plus a 121 critique by the judge. Entry fee: £6.00. Further details: Maximum words: Not stated. Website:http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ The Staunch Book Prize Closing date: 15th July 2018. Prize: £2,000. Entry fee: £20. Looking for: Novels (traditionally published, self-published or not yet published) in the thriller genre in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered. Submit first 5,000. Website: https://staunchbookprize.submittable.com/submissions Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Novel/Novella Prize Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1 year's free mentoring worth £1,000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract. Entry fee: £12 per novel. Looking for: Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction). Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form on the website. Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/annual-debut- novel-or-novella-prize New Voices Competition Closing date: 14th September 2018. Prizes: Start Up mentoring package worth £550.00 Entry fee: £10. Looking for: First page of a novel and a one-page synopsis by a first-time writer. Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk Website: http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/new-voices- competition/ Grindstone International Novel Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £1,000; Runner Up: £100. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £20.00. Looking for: The opening chapter(s) of your novel, up to 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Bracken Bower Prize Business Book of the Year Award Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £15,000. Free entry. Looking for: Best proposal for a business book on the challenges and opportunities for growth from a writer under 35. No longer than 5,000 words. Website: https://www.ft.com/brackenbower Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Children’s Novel Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Also the winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors, at a special event held in London. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Looking for: 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels for children or YA readers, of at least 15,000 words in length (not including the title). Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-fiction- awards-childrens-novel-competition/   Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Novella Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £1,000, plus co-publication by Mslexia and leading independent publisher Galley Beggar Press. The winner will have the opportunity to have their novella published by Mslexia and Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £15 per novella extract. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes unpublished fiction for adults or YA readers, of between 10,000 and 40,000 words in length (not including the title) in any genre. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-novella- competition-2018/ Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Entry fee: £10. Optional critique: £25. Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner's up prize of £200. Email: entry@flash500.com Further info: The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing. Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.html Spotlight First Novel Competition Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: Professional input worth up £1270.00 plus comprehensive mentoring. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: A one-page synopsis and the first page of your novel. Website:http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/spotlight-1st-novel/
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